Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
Company: zPREDICTA, a Predictive Oncology company
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Founded with the mission to enable successful treatments for every
patient, zPREDICTA, a Predictive Oncology Company, has developed
organ-specific 3D cell culture technology replicating human tumor
microenvironment for reliable identification of compounds with a
high probability of success in the clinic. You will join a dynamic
and agile team developing 3D tissue models to support anticancer
drug development. You will be responsible for building a scientific
team, directing internal R&D and external partner projects from
conceptualization to execution, and contributing to the growth of
To be successful, you have to be excited by the fast-paced
environment, be engaged while performing multiple roles, and
possess a versatile set of technical skills. zPREDICTA offers
competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical,
dental, vision, and 401k with matching, as well as equity
ownership. You will have an opportunity to work side-by-side with
the leadership team in a highly collaborative environment.
Design, develop, and implement new organ-specific 3D tissue models
for target discovery and efficacy and toxicity testing of
Build and grow a versatile scientific team responsible for R&D
and partner projects
Participate in client meetings and prepare study plans and project
Support partner projects from study design through data analysis
and report preparation
Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Immunology, or related life science
2-5 years of industry experience; start-up experience is a plus
Working knowledge of tumor biology and therapeutic trends
In depth knowledge tumor microenvironment, specifically ECM and
Skilled in various cell culture methods: 2D, 3D,
tumor-stroma-immune cell co-cultures
Experience working with immuno-oncology agents
Expertise in scaffold-based 3D cell culture
Experience with various types of microscopy
Knowledge of image processing and analysis packages (ImageJ.
Expertise in assay development and optimization.
Experience setting-up SOPs and developing protocols and
Cell culture of primary mammalian cells
PDX models and culture of PDX tissue
Organ-on-a-chip and/or microfluidic devices
Self-starter and innovator
Team leader with creative ideas
Focused, but capable of driving multiple projects
Curious and independent thinker driven to solve problems
Unafraid of working outside of the area of expertise and
experimenting with new approaches
Roll-up-your-sleeves and jump-in attitude
Appreciate a fast-paced environment
Enjoy teaching and learning
CANDIDATE MUST HAVE APPROPRIATE WORK AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IN THE
This position does not offer immigration visa sponsorship.
This position does not offer relocation benefits.
zPREDICTA -is an equal opportunity employer.
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